At the third annual 2018 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards, 18 organisations from 60 entrants received recognition across 7 categories.

SEEK team members sharing a meal with people whose lives have been impacted by donations made through the Small Change workplace giving program.

Online employment market, SEEK, took out the top award for its Small Change, Big Impact program after coming runner-up last year. It also won Most Innovative Charity/Employer Partnership with social enterprise STREAT.

The awards are driven by Workplace Giving Australia (WGA) and celebrate excellence, social impact and leadership.

As a pillar of WGA’s One Million Donors campaign, the awards promote workplace giving as the most efficient, effective and ethical form of charity donations from working Australians, and encourage others to participate.

A key goal is to see one million Australians giving at work direct from their pay. Achieving this milestone would create an additional $250 million each year from working Australians to charity.

Gold Awards winners

Best Overall Program: SEEK

Most Innovative Charity/Employer Partnership (sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Social Services): STREAT in partnership with SEEK

Best Launch or Refresh (Employer): King and Wood Mallesons

Best Launch or Refresh (Charity): WWF

Best Public Sector Program: Queensland University of Technology

Best Pro Bono/Workplace Volunteering: Origin Foundation

Most Unique Innovation: Joint winners – REA Group and The Funding Network

Workplace Giving Excellence Awards

REA Group team members at their ‘Community Café’ where staff make a charity donation in exchange for coffee.

Additional Award Winners

Best Overall Program

JB Hi-Fi – Silver

King & Wood Mallesons – Bronze

Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership

SecondBite in partnership with 7-Eleven Australia – Silver

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation in partnership with Event Hospitality and

Entertainment – Highly Commended

Best Launch or Refresh of WPG Program (Employer)

PETstock – Silver

Flight Centre Travel Group – Bronze

Best Pro Bono/Workplace Volunteering

Bain & Company – Silver (joint winner)

Deloitte Australia – Silver (joint winner)

Most Unique Innovation

SAP Australia & New Zealand – Bronze (joint winner)

WWF – Bronze (joint winner)

 

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